Historic Kitchen Remodel: Blending the Old with the New

EXISTING KITCHEN: This historic home located in downtown Noblesville was built in 1880.  After living in the house 19 years, the homeowners realized it was time to update their kitchen when the oven finally quit working. “We knew the kitchen needed to be updated for years; however, we just kept putting it off due to the economy. When the oven broke, I wanted to replace it with a double oven; however, the original oven was 24” and we didn’t have space to accommodate the larger oven. That’s when we decided to go ahead and remodel the entire kitchen as opposed to just replacing the oven.”


KITCHEN ISLAND: The original island did not accommodate enough seating for the entire family. In order to allow more dining and seating space, the base of the island was reduced giving the countertop the needed overhang for additional bar stools. Finally, the cooktop range was relocated from the island to the perimeter countertop making it safe for the entire family to dine at the island.


CABINET MODIFICATIONS: The homeowner stated, “The original cabinets were so dark and oddly placed; however, they were still in great shape so we decided to keep them.” Several modifications were made to the original cabinetry to make way for the new stainless steel appliances. The base and perimeter cabinets were brightened up with a coat of paint called “Accessible Beige” – making the kitchen appear larger. To give the kitchen added charm and personality, the island and pantry cabinets were painted in a contrasting color called “Grizzel Gray”. Using contrasting cabinet colors has proven to be a popular trend in kitchen remodeling.


COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH AREA: Solid surface countertops in a “Mocha Granit” color were chosen for the kitchen perimeter. Once the countertops were selected, the homeowners chose a beautiful stone backsplash called “California Gold”. The various colors throughout the stone were a perfect match for the countertops and beige cabinets. “The backsplash is our favorite part of the whole kitchen remodel. When it was time to install the tile, our lead carpenter asked if we wanted to enhance the backsplash tile. When he showed us the difference, we instantly fell in love with the enhanced look. When the backsplash was completely installed, we couldn’t stop staring at it. It’s beautiful.”

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PLUMBING FIXTURES & HARDWARE: The existing plumbing fixtures were replaced with new double bowl under-mount stainless steel sink, a new Delta pull down faucet and a matching drinking water faucet.  All new fixtures were done in brushed nickel.  The brushed nickel cabinet knobs were salvaged from the original kitchen, which blended perfectly with the new design of the kitchen.


FINAL RESULT: The careful blend of old and new elements were perfectly executed in the remodel of this historic kitchen. Not only did the homeowners receive the double oven of their dreams, they received a completely remodeled kitchen that caters to the family’s every need and beyond. “Not only do we love it, our friends and family love it too. We are all so proud of it.”



Many elements were combined to create this beautiful kitchen transformation. Attention to the details, from the grand cabinet modifications to the small yet mighty finishing touches is a true indicator of the quality of the CaseIndy designs and craftsmanship. Have questions about this remodel? Send us an email, or give us a call at 317-846-2600.

Project Highlight: A Whole House Remodel with a Masculine Flair

After sitting unoccupied for five years, this northern Indianapolis home, built in 1998, finally received its chance for a new life from the previous owner’s nephew. “I wanted my first house to be close to work and newly renovated.  After finding a house that met those needs, my dad suggested I go another route and purchase my Aunt’s house. The whole house was severely outdated and I was skeptical about buying it. To ease my concerns, my dad recommended a complete house remodel. I trusted his judgment and went for it.”

Kitchen DetailsThe original kitchen was completely gutted and replaced with striking dark maple cabinetry, new granite countertops, a tiled backsplash and coordinating stainless steel appliances. In an effort to brighten up the kitchen and illuminate the dark cabinetry, new recessed light fixtures were strategically installed around the perimeter of the cabinets. To polish off the masculine look the homeowner wanted, long plank bamboo flooring with a “baked natural” finish was installed not only in the kitchen, but throughout the entire house.






Guest Bathroom: Everything but the mirror was replaced in the guest bathroom. A brand new dark maple vanity was installed with a coordinating “Autumn Brown” granite countertop. The original tub and ceramic tile surround was removed and replaced with a deep soaking tub and shower wall surround. The new tile flooring, Kohler toilet, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and lighting completed the look of this bathroom remodel.





Master Bathroom: The original master bathroom had rotted carpet flooring, outdated fixtures and peeling wallpaper. Everything was gutted and prepped for a complete remodel. The same dark maple cabinetry and granite countertops were kept consistent with the guest bathroom vanity. Replicating the look of natural travertine, porcelain tile called “Giotto Gris” was used for the floor and shower walls.  The shower was finished with a new brushed nickel shower head and a semi-frameless glass shower enclosure.  The new Kohler toilet, brushed nickel fixtures, lighting and freshly painted walls finished the masculine look of the bachelor’s en suite.



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Final Result: After all the planning and construction, the dated house was transformed into this first-time homeowner’s dream home. “The kitchen is by far my favorite room in the entire house. I like the way the colors all turned out with the dark cabinets and light colored countertops and backsplash.” This bachelor is now set with a house perfect for hosting friends to watch their favorite sporting games over beer and pizza.


For more information on this project, or to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our designers, send us an email, or give us a call at 317-846-2600.

Remodeling Trends: Kitchen Cabinetry Storage Solutions

In today’s world of home cooking and baking, the number of appliances and cooking gadgets are always growing. The never-ending supply of cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, serveware, drinkware, appliances and kitchen accessories are taking over kitchens across America.

More and more, the trend in kitchen remodels is to integrate smart and custom storage solutions into the design of kitchen cabinets and pantries. With the help of proper design, modern cabinetry and great craftsmanship, any kitchen can go from “cluttered” to an organizer’s dream.


 Pullout Drawers:

Do you ever feel frustrated while pulling canned food out of the way in search of a particular ingredient in your standard pantry? Pull out drawers offer a creative solution to this common dilemma.








PD3_9398Spice Storage:

Spice pullouts are perfect for homeowners who love to cook. This storage solution makes it convenient for home chefs to easily access their favorite spices while preparing their favorite home-cooked meal without stepping away from the stove.








Bakeware Storage:

Dividers installed in standard cabinets or drawers make it easy to spot your desired baking pan without having to dig under a large and unstable stack of bakeware.










Appliance Storage: 

Keeping the kitchen countertops “clutter-free” – while still being able to easily access routinely used appliances is another big trend in kitchen remodeling. This “Rev-A-Shelf” option takes advantage of wasted storage space in the cabinet and also frees up highly valuable countertop real-estate needed for all the baking ingredients/supplies.







PD3_5272Serveware Storage: 

This innovative solution provides a great opportunity for homeowners to showcase their most treasured family china pieces or favorite decorative dinner plates.




IMG_0864Toe Kick Drawers: 

This ingenious option serves as a great spot to store those large and overpowering serving trays, cookie sheets, cutting boards, etc. Some homeowners even use them to neatly tuck away dog bowls.








Interested in creating the kitchen of your organizational dreams? Schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our designers! Send us an email, or give us a call at 846-2600.